Great job to all of you who participated in this Winter’s Paleo/Zone Performance Challenge. We saw great improvements in performance and drop in body weight. We hope that you have been keeping up with your diet / healthy habits and staying consistent with your workouts. We understand it’s hard to stay on track, so without any hesitation please come to us for questions or help. And the winners are….Male: 1. Jordan Darr Female: 1. Renee Payne 2. Ian Donahue 2. Heather O’Brien 3. Jeff Zwally 3. Haley Hawthorne
Still need some guidance? Check out this write up by Coach Dani.
Are you Paleo? Do you eat clean? What’s ghee? All of the nutritional guidance that is available can be overwhelming and confusing. The time, energy, sweat, and blood you pour into your metcons and lifts everyday can be nulled and void if you ignore what is going into your body before and after a sweat sesh. Basic recommendations such as shopping on the perimeter of the grocery store and avoiding items with added sugar are helpful, but most people need a little more structure. If you aren’t sure whether or not you need to reassess your current eating plan, consider keeping a food journal for 30 days. Keep track of how you feel when you wake up, your energy levels throughout the day, any pain/discomfort you experience, and of course, everything you’re eating and drinking, including water. Also, include your daily workouts, even on an active rest day. Did your three mile run feel a lot longer than usual? Were you checking the clock more often during yoga? Sometimes, we need to see to believe and that may mean taking an extra 10 minutes every day to log this information. At the end, you may be surprised to see the excess or lack of calories you’re eating as well as the types of food choices you’re making. Pay particular attention to the days you felt the best and worst and you’ll be able to narrow in the direction you need to go to make some healthy lifestyle changes.
Summer is upon us – bbq’s, beach volleyball, and outdoor concerts are just around the corner. Luckily, we live in a city where fruits and vegetables are abundant all year round but some of the best ones are coming in season such as watermelon, basil, broccoli, cherries, plums, peaches, eggplant, and cucumbers. Take advantage of the farmers markets and try new recipes with friends. Dust off your grills and throw some kabobs on there with summer squash, tomatoes, and onions. Getting that six pack will be more achievable if you work as hard in the kitchen as you do in the gym. Just like a 15 minute metcon, you can get a lot done in a short amount of time. Let’s start making our insides look as good as we want to look on the outside by paying more attention to what we eat.
Feel free to ask any of the coaches specific questions you may have about your diet or what changes you could make to improve your workouts through nourishment. We are a team and want to support you all inside and out of CFEV. Congratulations to all of the Paleo Challenge participants for your hard work and amazing results!
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